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Absentee Voting for President Starts Monday

By Larissa Kyzer

Bessastaðir, official residence of the President of Iceland.
Photo: Bessastaðir, official residence of the President of Iceland. Taken by: Oddur Benediktsson.

This year’s presidential election will be decided via absentee voting, which begins on Monday, May 25, RÚV reports. There are two remaining candidates for president: incumbent Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Guðmundur Franklín Jónsson.

In lieu of casting votes all at once on June 27, this year, Icelanders will still cast their votes in person, but will do so in staggered phases which, in the capital area, will take place at several different polling stations.

The capital-area voting schedule is as follows:

May 25 – June 14: Votes collected on the first floor of Smáralind mall in Kópavogur; open every day from 10.00am to 7.00pm. The voting centre will be closed on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1.

June 15 – June 26: Votes collected at three locations in the capital area: on the first and second floors of Smáralind mall and under the grandstands at Laugardalsvöllur stadium. Voting in all three locations will be open between 10.00am and 10.00pm. Voting centres will be closed on June 17, Iceland’s National Day.

June 27: On official election day, voting will be open on the first floor of Smáralind mall from 10.00am to 5.00pm. However, voting on this day will only be open to voters who are registered outside of the capital area.

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